|1984 - Ritorno a casa in un pomeriggio estivo [USR-012] - 1984|
Ritorno a casa in un pomeriggio estivo is a collection of melodic rock music from Italy. 1984 is a very talented one man band who obviously put a lot of work into this release. Most of the songs are instrumental, drawing on a number of rock influences, and each matches to the overall sound of 1984s vision. A very solid release brought to you by Urban Sprawl.
Downloads: 30,026 (1 review)
|MonoCulture - The Animal Economy [USR-019] - MonoCulture|
"The Animal Economy" is MonoCulture's third official album. It was created during and directly after a study abroad trip, in the latter half of 2005. Sound sources were drawn from countless hours of field recordings harvested in Hiroshima, and from a stack of cheap vinyl purchased at a crusty thrift store in Phoenix, Arizona. On this release, MonoCulture veers away from IDM, into the genre of instrumental HipHop...
Downloads: 28,349 (2 reviews)
|MonoCulture - Smoke and Mirrors [USR-002] - MonoCulture|
Tape recorders, found sounds, cheap amps, and sampled instruments. Granular clouds bathed in tonal streams. Catharsis composed during a bout of neurosis. All tracks were produced through various means between 2003 and 2004 by Nick Eymann. The ending bits on tracks 6 and 9 were written and recorded by Teague Cullen. Thank you for listening.
|Pro Audio - Saturday We're Even [USR-007] - Pro Audio|
From Splendid Magazine: "Indie-pop is often best at its most eclectic. Saturday We're Even goes from excellent video game score to offbeat Broadway soundtrack, to loose country groove, to campfire song, to sludge, to loose, jovial pop-rock. The unifying element in this hodge-podge of stylistic pastiche and homage is a gleeful willingness to be a little strange, a little geeky and a lot smart."
Downloads: 23,522 (1 review)
|Just Be Yourself: An Urban Sprawl Records Compilation [USR-021] - Various USR Artists|
Just Be Yourself! Urban Sprawl Records proudly presents its first ever compilation. What began as just a twinkle in the eye of its creators, USR now sports a healthy roster of diversely talented artists from all over the world. From the beginning, we didn't want to restrict ourselves to any one genre. We wanted to promote free music of all varieties: ambient, Hip Hop, Indie, IDM, and more. Notwithstanding the electronic music bias of its main content manager (MonoCulture), I'd like to think that...
Keywords: IDM; Indie; Hip-Hop; Ambient
Downloads: 23,397 (1 review)
|Abraham Lincoln - Declaration of Independence LP [USR-010] - Abraham Lincoln|
Recording under the guise of a dead president, East coast artist Abraham Lincoln bursts onto UrbanSprawl with an impressive self-produced album. While his sound veers towards the Definitive Jux school of underground hip-hop, he maintains a style all to his own. Combining a truly skilled lyrical flow with everything from 70s soul to Super Nintendo, Mr. Lincoln has created a release which will have us all on the edge of our seats to see what he comes up with next.
Downloads: 21,478 (2 reviews)
|CellarDoor - Hiding Place [USR-017] - CellarDoor|
Melodic clicks and cuts from Russia. Experimental-though-funky clicks coexist alongside ambient soundscapes and melodic synth lines. The highs are high and the lows are low. More weirdly endearing music from Urban Sprawl Records.
Downloads: 17,959 (2 reviews)
|Massju - Myriad [USR-023] - Massju|
"This is how I felt that day. A lighthouse and a bird, mere a pathetic light. We are Massju, this is our sound. An engine standing still. Thanks to Dorothea." --- Massju
|Teague Cullen - Cat Eating Crickets LP [USR-020] - Teague Cullen|
Teague Cullen releases his first full length album on Urban Sprawl. "Cat Eating Cricket," is a stylistic hodgepodge of Indie rock, folk, and even a little ragtime jazz. Mr. Cullen has also added a new element to the mix: his voice. Though a vast expanse of time has passed since his last release, Cullen was working hard on perfecting his sound and musical intent. Through the magic of multi-tracking, Cullen has harnessed his extensive home studio to create a work of great nuance and beauty...
|MonoCulture - A Remarkable Apparatus [USR-014] - MonoCulture|
Monoculture sends forth his 7th release "A Remarkable Apparatus," on Urban Sprawl Records. 5 new slices of modern IDM, akin to the frenetic work on his last album. Saccharine sweet melodies accompanied by hip-hop percussion.
|Dysmusax - EP1 [USR-008] - Dysmusax|
Deep beats from the Czech Republic. Dysmusax releases this 6 track EP for Urban Sprawl, offering a wicked mix of bass and rhythm for your listening pleasure. Ambient soundscapes, smooth melodies, and addictive drum patterns come together to make some damn fine music.
Downloads: 5,643 (1 review)
|Line Noise - Border of the Universe EP [USR-022] - Line Noise|
Urban Sprawl presents an EP from the artist Line Noise. A glorious 25 minutes of shifting melodies and rhythms. Please enjoy.
|Winterstrand - Losma Pástschu [USR-011] - Winterstrand|
Winterstrand is composed of three brothers, born in southern Austria, who have been tinkering with sound for many years. Their last release was on the lovely Kikapu netlabel, and was filled with ambience and chilled out melodies. Gracing Urban Sprawl with "Losma Pástschu," the brothers Winterstrand have used the same elements (tape deck samples, catchy synth melodies, atmospherics) and have added some new elements: drum breaks, and elevated BPM...
|Teague Cullen - Demo for Flowers EP [USR-004] - Teague Cullen|
Teague Cullen releases his second EP after a laborious process of recording, sorting, and discarding. Influenced by the Beatles, Elliot Smith, and less standard hipster fare, he continues to battle against the grim work-a-day reality so common in modern life. Fight on Teague Cullen, fight on.
|Teague Cullen - Wire and Glass EP [USR-001] - Teague Cullen|
Card carrying indie kid Teague Cullen releases his first set of instrumental jams on Urban Sprawl. A perfectionist to the max, Wire and Glass was the culmination of many months of tinkering and slaving over cheap mics and unstable computers. May his brilliance someday shine at more regular intervals.
|Monochromatic Strata - Sea of Machinery EP [USR-006] - Monochromatic Strata|
Eric Stobie offers his second release on urban sprawl, under the new alias 'Monochromatic Strata.' This time around, we have songs that are comprised of almost purely ambient drones; field recordings drenched in DSP to create swirling backgrounds of sound, sometimes eerie, sometimes soothing. You will also notice that this release is accompanied by four dazzling artistic representations of his sound.
|The Lee of the Stone - Amygdala [USR-013] - The Lee of The Stone|
The Lee of Stone returns! This release is along the same lines as Anticrepuscular Rays, exploring the same hazy drones and ethereal soundscapes. However, Amygdala is definitely an evolution over Stobies previous output. It is more condensed, more tonal, and undercut with a sense of foreboding almost akin to an Angelo Badalamenti soundtrack. Lee of Stone and Urban Sprawl welcome you to bask in this shadowy world of sound.
|Monochromatic Strata - The Autumn Tea EP [USR-015] - Monochromatic Strata|
Monochromatic Strata releases his latest EP on Urban Sprawl. More of the same foggy territory explored. Interesting, nuanced atmospheres at work here; lots of room for interpritation and repeated listenings.
|Okemyshi - Ottomuff EP [USR-009] - Okemyshi|
More sounds from the Czech republic, this time from the very talented Okemyshi. Ottomuff EP is split between two tracks of strange ambient experimentalism, and two tracks of booty shaking jungle beats. Interesting and eclectic release from the mind of Okemyshi. Enjoy!
|The Lee of the Stone - Anticrepuscular Rays [USR-003] - The Lee of the Stone|
|Brian Science - Plastic Prison EP [USR-018] - Brian Science|
Melodic IDM is alive and well with this release by Brian Science. After years of tireless experimentation, he has graced Urban Sprawl with his debut release. Armed with MAX/MSP and a head full of good ideas, Mr. Science has created 4 memorable slices of modern IDM. Let Plastic Prison find a happy home on your hard drive.